2011-12-15 / Features

Holiday Gift Ideas For The Men In Your Life

Looking for that perfect gift for the man in your life? Whether it’s your husband, boyfriend, dad or brother, finding a gift that speaks to his individual taste and style can be difficult.

Knowing your man’s interests, passions and needs can help you narrow down your choices. A little observation can go a long way in making him smile when he opens your gift.

Here are some ideas for the various types of men in your life:

The Professional. For the man who wears a jacket and tie and talks business, go with gifts that speak to his busy lifestyle. For example, men’s valets allow him to store his wallet, keys, and cell phone in one place, making sure he gets out the door in time and nothing is forgotten. Some versions also have charging stations for phones and portable music players.

The Guy’s Guy. Help this man clean up his image and shave some money from his personal care expenses with an electric shaver, which lasts longer and are more sanitary than single-use blades. Today you can find innovative models, such as Panasonic Arc5 shavers, which provide fast, close and comfortable shaves through exclusive blade technology and an ergonomic design that reduces pressure on the skin. Find out more at www.panasonic.com/shavers . Plus, electric shavers are a great green option since there are no disposable blades and they require less water use.

The Entertainer. For the man who loves to entertain family and friends, a set of grilling tools will always be appreciated – even this time of year! The more sophisticated types might appreciate a set of martini glasses or a professional poker set.

The Gadget Lover. Have a friend who’s an early adopter of almost any technology? You probably don’t want to get him another gadget, fearing he already has it. But you can get him a gift that speaks to his passion, like an online subscription to his favorite tech magazine or an online service like Lynda.com, which has a host of software tutorials for computer and gadget fanatics.

Or go old-school and get him an antique camera or vintage computer that he can display on a shelf or take apart – just for the fun of it!

The Gamer. We all know at least one guy who is glued to the video console. For the gamer in your life, get him the latest video game or accessory for his existing gaming station.

You could also give a gift that lends itself to a memorable experience, such as tickets to a professional sporting event. And for guys you really aren’t sure about, tickets to a concert or movie almost always go over well.

And always remember, it doesn’t matter how much you spend on your gift, just how much thought you put into it.

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